iPad 2 Apple A5 CPU Swap for iPhone? Google Reverses on Video Shutdown! More Networked Video Cameras For New Parents, Tablet PC with GPS for the Farm, No iPads, Please! The Problem With Soundbars. USB Power Strip: One Gadget To Charge Them All, Even the iPad! PlayStation Network: Still Down, and more!
iPad 2 Apple A5 CPU Swap for iPhone? Google Reverses on Video Shutdown! More Networked Video Cameras For New Parents, Tablet PC with GPS for the Farm, No iPads, Please! The Problem With Soundbars. USB Power Strip: One Gadget To Charge Them All, Even the iPad! Play Station Network: Still Down, and that's not the worst news. Great New Free Games from Bytejacker's Anthony Carboni. Can I swap the swap In The A5 processor from an iPad 2 into my iPhone? Cleaning your Laptop Monitor!
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The Play Station Network is still Down, Amazon Web Services are (mostly) back up, white iPhones are shipping and everybody's so excited about the Wii II they're barely mentioning Nintendo profits were down 66%!
Sam writes, "Can you recommend a sort of USB power strip? I just saw the episode with Patrick talking about swivel surge protectors. Most of my stuff has connects via USB to a brick. Can I eliminate all those bricks?" Matter of fact, we've seen one that'll power six of Sam's devices, even the iPad and iPad 2, Callpod's ChargePod!
"On episode 209 Patrick Norton had said FireWire was faster than Gigabit Ethernet. Isn't FireWire on computers still either 400 or 800Mbps?" Yes, Michael, in theory, Gigabit should be faster. We explain why the reality is often different in the video!
Want some great new free games? We've got three of 'em hand picked by Bytejacker's Anthony Carboni. Watch the video and prepare to get your fun on!
This week's "Website We Just Can't Get Enough of," MyEdu.com, bills itself as the "The best free way to manage college." If you're heading to college soon, or if you just need a hand planning out your next semester, check it out. This site gives you everything you need to make sure you're on track with your major, let's you rate professors, and even gives you deals on textbooks that you need. Nice!
Can Brandon swap the Apple A5 CPU from an iPad 2 into his iPhone 4? We've got info in the video... flip grid CPUs are hard to solder!
Jack writes, "I manage my family's farm in Minnesota and I'm hoping to upgrade from my Magellan eXplorist 210 to a tablet PC. It would be a business expense so money isn't too big of an issue, but I'm not willing to drop $3,799.00 on Trimble's industry specific Yuma." The Asus Eee Slate EP121 doesn't have GPS and Jack doesn't want an iPad. And he needs to use Microsoft Office and Google Earth. Our reccomendation? Watch the video!
"Is there any way that i can get Creative Labs Sound Blaster Extigy and windows 7 to work together???" It always sucks to see "The product you have selected has been classified as 'End of Service Life'" when you search for new drivers. Some folks suggest the Hotfix Download for USB audio devices for Vista. Others say try running the installer under Windows Program Compatibility mode in Windows XP. Good luck!
"What's the best solution for cleaning my laptop's screen? It's a glossy one, if that matters." Mihail, we've got lots of options for you, from Patrick's spit to KlearScreen, in the video!
Last week we highlighted Google's plan to shut down the Google Video service and imploring to people to download their video. Well it seems that Google has backtracked on that original plan. Viewer Keith wrote in with an update!
Brian and his sibling are looking to get their tech-resistant mother some better sound for her new TV. A full surround sound system is out of the question. What do we think of soundbars? We've got reccomendations -and one big caveat- in the video!
Monti in New Jersey wrote in last week about wanting some Internet ready security cameras now that he has incoming twins. You guys wrote in with some awesome responses! It takes a village, after all!